Cranberry Almond Quinoa (Or Couscous) Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I got the original recipe from the TV show "Weighing In." I modified it to accomodate my pantry and my allergies. I have tried to indicate the different combinations I've tried and enjoyed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until all water is absorbed. (If using couscous, simply prepare according to directions on package.).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa (or couscous), dried berries, green beans, nuts, and green onions until well mixed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic until well blended. Pour over the quinoa/couscous mixture. Toss until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

I used dried apricots and pecans. I also added an apple and left out the beans (didn't have any). Will make this again.

nemokitty March 17, 2009